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Poster: Dancinbears Date: Dec 6, 2006 6:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

"We're not in the entertainment business, we're in the transportation business. We move minds."




Mickey Hart

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Poster: Max Chorak Date: Dec 6, 2006 6:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

I'm really surprised no one mentioned:

"It's pretty clear now that what looked like it might have been some kind of counterculture is, in reality, just the plain old chaos of undifferentiated weirdness."
-Jerry Garcia

and

I can envisage a new world in which society has a way for there to be music, whose function is to get you high, that's the sort of thing we're hammering at.
To get really high is to forget yourself and to forget yourself is to see everything else;
and to see everything else is to become an understanding molecule in evolution, a conscious tool of the universe.
That's why I think it's important to get high.
- Jerry Garcia



My father (anti drug, anti hippie sort of, neutral to the dead, thought garcia was just "some drug addict") always recited, or at least part of, that undifferentiated nothingness quote. :D

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Poster: north bound train Date: Dec 6, 2006 7:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

Robert Hunter, in an open, written response to a scholarly critic of the music of the Grateful Dead (a work charging the music is oft nonsense), titled "Fractures of Unfamiliarity & Circumvention in Pursuit of a Nice Time."

How does a song mean?
As long as allusions can be codified, the semiotician is content, knowing that "meaning" is a case-sensitive term with scant referentiality outside implementation of primitive needs. When the semiotician suspects allusiveness without corresponding exact reference, he charges the poet with nonsense. Nonsense is a loaded word, the meaning of which is unclear. If it is understood as "intentional multi-referentiality without predetermined hierarchy" rather than "meaningless blather" one would find no fault with the term. But it isn't, so the charge of "nonsense" and "meaninglessness" levied by a scholarly and plausible source, does much to put people off exploring further.

"The repair sad mutthead forkbender orange in the how are you, did they?" is nonsense without reference, hence not allusive. Had it discernible rhythm, it might be termed 'rhythm allusive' but my example lacks even that. The only way on earth such a sentence would likely get written is as an example of a null allusive set. Bingo! An allusion! To Set Theory! The exception that proves the rule.

http://arts.ucsc.edu/gdead/agdl/fauthrep.html

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Poster: gphishmon Date: Dec 6, 2006 8:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

The repair sad mutthead forkbender orange in the how are you, did they?" is nonsense without reference, hence not allusive. Had it discernible rhythm, it might be termed 'rhythm allusive' but my example lacks even that.

Lacks discernible rhythm? What if you leave out the initial "The" and sing it to the tune of "Rabid victim martyr stranded level-headed boy, you better bend?"

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Poster: JodyC Date: Dec 6, 2006 8:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

Nice.

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Poster: Max Chorak Date: Dec 6, 2006 6:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

"It's a joke. Greed and the desire to take drugs are two separate things. If you want to separate the two, the thing you do is make drugs legal. Accept the reality that people do want to change their consciousness and make an effort to make safer, healthier drugs."
- Jerry Garcia - Rolling Stone interview 1989

"Tipper and Al (Gore) came to a show the last time we were in Washington. They're nice people, a nice family. We made every effort not to frighten them."
- Jerry Garcia

^ that one is thought was pretty funny :P

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Poster: another one Date: Dec 6, 2006 6:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

ok the hart qoute was just awesome

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Poster: high flow Date: Dec 6, 2006 7:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

On 12-29-71 Bill Graham intro, Bill quotes an audience member who desribed the Grateful Dead as an 'environment'. And Bill goes on, "and, I thought that was just one of the most beautiful things...The Grateful Dead!"

Sumthin' like that....great show.....a favorite...fo' sho'...

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